Unbearable heat easier by the pool
Health & Family :
As summer heat melts the asphalt, Belgraders seek shelter in some of the aqua parks that offer a lot of fun besides cooling pool water.
Although Belgrade still hasn’t built its first aqua park, which has been on the cards since 2007, there are still places where one can escape from the city’s asphyxiating heat.
Heading on a one or two hour drive from Belgrade, and paying some €10-€15, can take you out of the city summer hell and provide pleasure by the poolside.
Aqua parks in Serbia have a lot of rides adapted for the use of children as well as adults, so these attractions are for the whole family.
While some provide more of an adrenalin rush, others are more for relaxation and cooling down.
The biggest in Serbia, indeed in the Balkans, is in Bački Petrovac in Vojvodina. Referring to its size many joke that the Pannonian Sea came back to the plane of Vojvodina.
Others big aqua parks are in Jagodina and Aranđelovac while there are smaller ones are in Stara Pazova, Niška Banja, Soko Banja, and Vrnjačka Banja.
Aqua Park Petroland in Bački Petrovac lies on 7 hectares of space and comes with high rides, grass beaches and sports facilities.
During the weekends, the park is crowded with visitors that wait in line to try out some of the wildest attractions that parks of this kind can offer, including wave pools, relax pools, a Kids Paradise and the “Wild River”.
While the wave pool offers simulated sea waves, reaching as high as 1.5 meters, the relax pool provides several kinds of hydro massage. That’s why there are so many tourists that coming mostly from neighboring Croatia and Hungary.
One of the top attractions is also the Wild River, which is a simulated 200-metre-long stream through which visitors travel on a raft.
Water slides in Bački Petrovac reach from 12 to 18 meters in height, and they are from 80 to 130 meters long.
The longest and highest of them all is called King Tower. It is 18 meters high and 120 meters long which makes it one of the most visited attractions in Petroland.
The kids section is adjusted to the needs of the youngest visitors with water slides and all other contents.
On just one hour drive from Belgrade, in the middle of the Bukovička banja spa, lies a most interesting aqua park with diverse ways to cool down and have fun.
Aqua Park in Aranđelovac is favourite among the visitors, both because of the adrenaline rides that one can experience, and the healing water from the nearby Bukovička banja spa.
Aqua Park has 5.5 hectares of surface, with 22 meters high water slide that has 6 floors and is the tallest one in Serbia, and the most extreme one.
The name of the water slide is Turbo lance, and visitors fall down and rise up the steep cliff several times before the end of the drive.
Other one, called Black Hole is a closed tube, decorated with various light effects. It is 120 meters long, and it is not meant for the faint hearted.
Water slides like Free Fall, Twister, and Body Slide speak for themselves. Twister is a legendary water slide, made out of two tunnels that are 50 meters long, and start from the height of 9 meters.
In total this shrine of summer relaxing has 12 water slides for adults and three for kids.
Aqua Park in eastern Serbian town has become a major tourist attraction for last several years. Tourists come here all the way from Russia and Poland to take a swim or a ride on its 600 meters long water slides.
It is contained out of several water slides for adults and a system of water slides for kids, large swimming pools and more.
In seven pools temperature is constantly 27 degrees Celsius.
Over the night, the park stays open for visitors, which makes it an interesting place for going out.
Concerts of famous Serbian bands and singers are held here often, as well as sport events.
Last summer more than 220,000 visitors came here to enjoy by the pool side.